My wife, Angie, and I are both from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oklahoma is the land of football and tornadoes. We started dating and then went to Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri to study Ministry, specifically Youth Ministry. We got married in 1996. Our life's goal is to follow Christ in all that we do.
We joined Team Expansion in 1999 to be part of a church planting project in Italy. Italy, the land of soccer, history and good food. We lived in Perugia for language study, then moved on to our target city of Ancona. Our team helped begin a church plant. After several years, we led a new team to plant a church in Verona. There are the beginnings of a church there in Verona. In 2009, my brother was involved in a car accident that left him with traumatic brain injuries. We moved back to the states and became caretakers for him and substitute parents for his kids.
In April 2010, we began a new missions phase with Team Expansion. I joined the Creative Arts department at Team Expansion, and my time was spent between projects for missionaries in the field and projects stateside that supported the work of missionaries. My role was to support missions with creative resources.
In December 2012, I became the Youth Minister at Highland Park Christian Church in Tulsa, OK, where I was already serving as an Elder. While working as a Youth Minister, I am still involved with missions by using my artistic abilities to continue supporting various missionaries and ministries around the world.